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Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. • School Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. • Half Days: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Pre-K Half Day: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. • Pre-K Full Day: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Principal's Monthly Message                                                                                     June 2022

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Principal's messageFinally, June is here!! The last days of school are here. There is much to get done
yet so here is a brief outline.
           June 2- Thursday 4 & 5 Grade Field Day
           June 3- ½ Day Choose to be Nice, Faculty Meeting
           June 8- Into the Woods 1 pm & 5:30 pm
           June 10- Graduation Mass 8:30 am
                         5th grade Field Trip 9:30 am - 2 pm
                         Graduation 4 pm
           June 13- ½ Day PK4 Move Up Day 10 am, Auditorium
           June 14- ½ Day Kindergarten Graduation 10 am, Auditorium
           June 15- ½ Day PK3 Move Up Day 9 am, Classroom
           June 16- ½ Day Last Day of School
                         8:30 am Mass Move Up Day
                         Schola Sings at Citi Field
This year, with all of its challenges, has been a blessing. More blessings to come next school year. We certainly congratulate our 8th grade graduates who have received over $900,000 in scholarship monies to local Catholic High Schools. Fully 1/3 of these students were accepted into the Union County Magnet Schools. They are a tribute to St. John the Apostle and to you and yourfamilies. God Bless them on their way.

May your summer be restful,


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We Believe

Children are our community's most valuable asset, capable of achieving their potential when given the proper guidance and support in our school community. A child's self-esteem is essential to success and must be supported by parents and the school community.

Each child's inherent worth is recognized concerning cultural differences, individual abilities, and unique talents. Children educated in a Christ-centered environment develop spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Learning is a lifelong process. Children learn at different rates and in different ways from a variety of sources. Instruction must be differentiated and engage all learners with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. A child's educational success is a responsibility shared by parents, school, and the community working in harmony. Children learn Christian values and ethical conduct taught by parents, reinforced and modeled by the school, and demonstrated through life choices.

Children have a right to feel secure, safe, and supported in their school environment. Children will develop a lifelong commitment of discipleship and stewardship based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Our Graduates
Currently, the Alumni Association gives all 8th graders a gift at graduation, as well as one Alumni financial award. Additional fundraising monies are donated to the school for technology needs. Alumni correspondence now mainly comes from the Archdiocese of Newark, School Office. Please consider donating to St. John the Apostle School. Supporting your grammar school ensures St. John the Apostle School memories continue for students in the upcoming years. Wishing your fond memories of SJA continue to be in your hearts and minds always.

2011 National Blue Ribbon School

St. John the Apostle School is a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Thursday, September 15, 2011, by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. St. John the Apostle School was one of 49 private schools from across the country to receive the prestigious honor. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools whose students achieve at very high levels.

This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty. At St. John the Apostle School, we are continually striving to ensure that the academic program we deliver meets the needs of our students while encouraging them to do their best.

Many hands and minds were put to work as a team united toward a common goal: achieving the Blue Ribbon nomination. The application had us answering questions about our curriculum, assessment, staff development, and history. Faculty wrote content, gave additional application critiques and devoted hours and hours of their time.

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Blue Ribbon School

St. John the Apostle School has been a prominent learning institution since our first class graduated in 1951. We have remained grounded in tradition while growing to become one of the leading Pre-K through 8th-grade schools in the Archdiocese of Newark.